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Our Story

Founded in 2017 as a monthly event series, The Novella Writers’ Foundation is now a registered non-profit based in New York City that facilitates programming, community, and financial support for writers.
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Board of

An image of Abby AdesanyaImage of Sara ReinisAn image of Gabrielle Mbeki.
Abby is a writer and marketer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on identity, pop culture, and style, with words appearing in The Cut, Mashable, POPSUGAR, and additional publications. She is an alumni of the 4A's MAIP Fellowship (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program) and the DISQUIET International
Literary Program.
Abby Adesanya
Sara Reinis
Board Director
Gabrielle Mbeki
Board Director
Sara is an obsessive student of culture at her core. She delights in spotting trends, surfacing insights from subcultures, and always asking “why?” Her drive comes from bringing her strategic, organized mind to creative ideas she believes in and making sure they can break through a crowded landscape. She currently works as a Director of Cultural Strategy at sparks & honey.
Gabrielle is an educator and content creator/writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been an elementary educator for over ten years in independent schools and currently works as lead chair member of her diversity, equity, & inclusion committee to support the school community.  Her written work has been seen in various publications including Man Repeller. She also published a poetry book, Summer of Pink.

Statement of Inclusivity

Novella centers and prioritizes the voices and experiences of people of underrepresented genders. This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized.

Novella is committed to building a community that represents the diversity of writers in NYC, welcome to people across race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.

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